President's Investiture

Investiture invitationWhat is an Investiture?

An investiture is a formal ceremony that confers the authority and symbols of high office. It is typically held during the new president’s first year in office, or at the conclusion of the first year. As with many academic traditions, the investiture has symbolized the pursuit of knowledge since its earliest recorded existence in the Middle Ages. Today, universities and colleges around the world hold investitures both to celebrate and to formally acknowledge entrance into a new era.

Investitures are dignified ceremonies that include many academic traditions and protocols including a procession, the wearing of academic regalia, and formal greetings from members of the college community.


Investiture Ceremony

The Sonoma County Junior College District Board of Trustees cordially invites you to the investiture of Dr. Angélica Garcia, the sixth Superintendent/President of Santa Rosa Junior College, on Friday, October 20, 2023.

 1:30-3:00 pm     Reception
Lawrence A. Bertolini Student Center, Santa Rosa Campus

3:00-4:30 pm     Ceremony
Luther Burbank Auditorium, Santa Rosa Campus

RSVP here for the reception and ceremony only.

Live-stream will be available. 


Investiture Celebration

Join Dr. Angélica Garcia for an evening of celebration and fun with heavy hors d'oeuvres and dancing, hosted by the SRJC Foundation.

6:00 pm Celebration
SRJC Shone Farm

Tickets and sponsorships available for the celebration at 


Thank you for joining us for the Investiture Ceremony and Celebration for Dr. Angélica Garcia.
Below are some important details, particularly for out of town guests, to help with their planning for the event.

Transportation and Parking

The Reception (Bertolini Student Center) and Ceremony (Luther Burbank Auditorium) will be held at the Santa Rosa campus. Parking is recommended in the Zumwalt Parking Pavilion off Mendocino Ave. You can find maps of the Santa Rosa campus here:

The Celebration will be held at SRJC Shone Farm, approximately 12 miles from the Santa Rosa campus. You can find Shone Farm address and directions located here: We recommend giving yourself at least 25 minutes to travel from the Santa Rosa campus to Shone Farm. There is ample parking at Shone Farm.


There are many lodging options in Santa Rosa.

We recommend booking your room at the AC Marriott Hotel, where we have secured a reduce block rate of $179 plus tax.  You can make a reservation though this link:

Book your group rate for Santa Rosa Junior College

Dress Code

While those in the ceremony will be wearing traditional academic attire, those in attendance can take a more casual approach. We recommend business casual attire for the Ceremony and/or wine country casual for the Celebration.

Please email with any questions.